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Assistant Professor, Choreography & Contemporary Studio Practice

School of Dance, Florida State University
Florida State University, Tallahassee
Salary commensurate with experience.
Date posted
Dec 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Florida State University (FSU) School of Dance (SoD) is seeking a new colleague to join our well-established dance program. FSU SoD is looking for an experienced artist with a strong professional profile in choreography, studio practice, and mentoring to join the prestigious FSU faculty. Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate coursework, student mentoring and advising, as well as professional service at the departmental, college, and university levels. Additionally, the new colleague will be expected to maintain a consistent agenda of research and/or creative activity and engage in ongoing professional development in their area of expertise, leading to recognition in their area. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of the dance field, with knowledge of its history, lineages, and current practices. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated teaching ability and experience in one or more contemporary techniques and other studio and performance practices. The ability to teach graduate-level choreography classes and a rigorous studio practice is essential to the position, as is a collegial approach to facilitating creative and critical learning. Encouraging fluidity across the domains involved in dance as art is a priority in our program. A doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service is required.

This nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position begins in August 2024.

The FSU School of Dance offers three degrees (BFA, MA, & MFA) and sponsors expansive opportunities for student and faculty research and creative endeavors. Faculty, students, and guest artists make and perform dances in superb facilities that include six dance studios, a proscenium theatre, a black box studio, a video and photography studio, a photography print lab, a multimedia computer lab, a recording studio, a dance conditioning studio, and technology-enhanced classrooms. The School houses the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) and offers programs in New York City and Paris, France.

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is Florida's oldest continuous site of higher education. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

If qualified and interested, apply at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details, even if attaching a Vita. FSU is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:

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